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45 Years Ago: Jim Morrison Buried

When Doors singer Jim Morrison died on July 3, 1971, in Paris at the age of 27, all the requisite boxes were ticked for an old-fashioned mystery.

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45 Years Ago: Last Known Photos Taken of Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison was captured on film for a final time during a day trip with girlfriend Pamela Courson on June 28, 1971.

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‘Jim Morrison Cave’ to Be Closed for Cleaning

A cave where Doors fans have been paying tribute to Jim Morrison in the form of graffiti is being closed indefinitely.

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45 Years Ago: Jim Morrison’s Disastrous Last Doors Show

Jim Morrison was already in a headlong downward spiral by the time he performed his final show with the Doors.

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48 Years Ago: The Doors Banned From ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’

It was a clash of mainstream culture vs. the counterculture when the Doors were booked to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show on Sept. 17, 1967.

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That Time Led Zeppelin Cleaned Up Jim Morrison’s Mess After Disastrous Concert

Led Zeppelin were on the rise in the summer of 1969, while Doors frontman Jim Morrison was in the midst of a long and painful public downward spiral. On July 27, the two bands met going in opposite directions.

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The Story of Jim Morrison’s Arrest and Macing in New Haven

Doors frontman Jim Morrison was arrested and maced at a concert on Dec. 9, 1967

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45 Years Ago: Jim Morrison Arrested in Arizona

A delayed flight leads to big trouble for the Doors frontman.

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The Doors’ Jim Morrison Gets the Setlist Wrong – Real-Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Stories

 

One of the reasons why 'This is Spinal Tap' continues to resonate is because it's not only heavy metal groups on the downside of their career that experience real-life 'Spinal Tap' stories, but also bands that are trying to make a name for themselves on the road to classic rock immortality. Years before the brain trust behind the movie even came up with the concept, the Doors had a moment that could found its way into the script. 

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How Jim Morrison Inspired Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Dazed and Confused’ Catchphrase

For years now, the easiest way to do a Matthew McConaughey impression has been to imitate his 'Dazed and Confused' character, David Wooderson, by saying "Alright, alright, alright" in a goofy Southern drawl -- something McConaughey himself acknowledged when he uttered those magic words while picking up his Oscar and Golden Globe awards for 'Dallas Buyers Club.' And as it turns out, we have Doors frontman Jim Morrison to thank for all of it.

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Is This What Elvis, Jim Morrison and John Lennon Would Look Like If They Were Alive Today?

There's a gallery online called "Rock 'N' Roll Heaven," which has images of what some legendary musicians would look like today if they were still alive.

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45 Years Ago: Ray Manzarek Fills in For a Passed Out Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison made a career of nodding off at inopportune moments. He passed out when the rest of the Doors were expecting him in the studio. He passed out in the studio. He passed out before concerts and after concerts. And sometimes, like on Sept. 15, 1968, he passed out during concerts -- onstage as the audience and his bandmates watched him collapse into an unwashed mound of rock-star excess.

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